Case Studies/Studies

Increased Myocarditis Reported in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

New data indicates patients report myocarditis at higher rates after the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors during cancer treatment.


Israel-Based Research Defines Myocarditis Risk Following Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccination

Evidence indicates the strongest connection between the vaccination and myocarditis is among males ages 16 to 29.


Improving Cardiac Outcomes Through Bariatric Surgery

The link between obesity and cardiovascular health is well established. Until recent years, however, it was unclear whether bariatric surgery could improve morbidity and mortality among obese individuals who had already experienced significant cardiovascular events.

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Microbubbles May Boost Response to Transarterial Radioembolization for the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University demonstrated the safety of combining ultrasound-triggered microbubble destruction and transarterial radioembolization (TARE) to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma — and found that combining the therapies was nearly twice as effective as TARE alone.


Study: Sexual Function Static or Improved After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

A recent systematic review found that for patients who underwent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, pain with sex decreased and overall sexual function improved or was unchanged. The results may inform how surgeons discuss POP surgery with patients.


Research Offers New Hope for Predicting Alzheimer’s Progression

Three new studies show protein biomarkers can identify Alzheimer’s Disease years before people have symptoms.


New Research Reveals Methods to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease in Its Earliest Stages

Researchers have discovered nontraditional techniques to identify Parkinson’s disease as early as possible, offering hope for patients seeking answers during the early stages of this difficult-to-diagnose neurological condition.


That’s News

Is Screening Older Doctors Good for Business or Discriminatory?

A 2017 study in The BMJ found that older doctors had higher patient mortality rates. And a 2010 JAMA survey found that over a third of physicians didn’t report colleagues they knew to be incompetent or impaired.

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Promising Advance in the Fight Against Alcoholism

Researchers explore a new use for prazosin.


Genomic Structural Variants Discovered in Patients With Schizophrenia

A groundbreaking study reveals an ultra-rare genomic variant often presents in patients with schizophrenia, providing more information on effective treatment options for a complicated disorder.